Human Rights

Geneva. The US Faces a Moment of Truth on Torture.

Message. The Obama administration has the opportunity to make its stance on torture clear in the coming weeks. For the first time since the president took office, the White House is sending a delegation to testify before the Committee Against Torture in Geneva in November.

Ukrainian Victim to Address UN Rights Council.

HumiliationGeneva, September 12, 2014. Iryna Dovgan, a Ukrainian woman who recently made international headlines after she was publicly abused by Russian-backed militants in eastern Ukraine, will be coming to Geneva next week to testify before the UN Human Rights Council, on 15 and 16 September 2014.

Que reste t'il en avril des droits de l'homme en mars ?

Droits de l'Homme. Pendant tout le mois de mars à Genève, les « droits de l’homme » ont été sur le devant de la scène : c’est le cas deux fois par an au Palais des Nations, mais la session du début d’année est encore rehaussée par le « Festival du film sur les droits humains », qui tient sa « tribune face à l’Onu ».

Who breaks the promises of sustainable development in the Great Lakes region ?

Development. Geneva, 3 December 2013. Is it too late, or too early to assess the political will for sustainable development ? In the wake of the Forum on Business and Human Rights (held by the United Nations for the second time), some of the key advocates and witnesses of « sustainable development » spoke to the media at a side-event.

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